Posts Tagged ‘Salvation Army’

Lack of cultural and spiritual consideration In COVID-19 Response Bill Comments 0

Thursday, May 14th, 2020
COVID-19 Response Bill

The Salvation Army is concerned that cultural and spiritual wellbeing was not being considered alongside physical wellbeing, in the Health Response Bill. “This Bill worries us deeply. There is no allowance or trust for religious gatherings, which further indicates this Government’s low view of spirituality as a fundamental part of overall wellbeing,” Salvation Army Māori Read more

Two break-ins at Salvation Army food bank Comments 0

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

The Salvation Army’s Napier food bank had 2 break-ins in two days. “It’s especially disappointing when we’re in the process of helping people at this difficult time. The food that was taken would have helped quite a number of Napier families and individuals,” he said. Read more Related Posts:Salvation Army highlighting Christmas housing crisis$850,000 donated Read more

Government’s racing bill will cause more gambling harm Comments 0

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

The Salvation Army is strongly opposed to the Government’s new Racing Bill. Today, Salvation Army staff will make our oral submission to the Bill. “Harm from gambling is already at unacceptable levels in this country and increasing availability and new products through this Bill will only add to this problem,” says Siobhan Kemp, Public Health Read more

Auckland housing surplus revealed in Salvation Army report Comments 0

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Auckland’s shock “housing surplus” has been revealed, as a population correction means the city is now on track to meet demand. But the Salvation Army warns the 7168 house surplus won’t fix the housing crisis but instead shows that the shortage is caused by unaffordable housing and low income levels. The u-turn on the housing Read more

Salvation Army highlighting Christmas housing crisis Comments 0

Monday, November 25th, 2019

The Salvation launched its Christmas appeal, Monday, with a prediction that the need for transitional housing will increase by 35 per cent. The Salvation Army says comparing Christmas 2018 with Christmas 2019, it expects an extra 600 people to be in its housing this Christmas. 1187 people were in its centres on Christmas Eve in Read more

Humble service speaks louder than words Comments 0

Monday, November 11th, 2019
humbe service

“Holiness transcends denominational boundaries”, said Pope Francis while meeting a delegation of the Salvation Army. The pope was quoting a comment made by former Salvationist leader General Andre Cox during a 2014 papal audience. During the audience, Francis also recalled the first lesson he ever received in ecumenism. He was four years old and met Read more

Big purple van takes on the rip-off merchants Comments 0

Thursday, June 20th, 2019
the good shop

In South Auckland, the Salvation Army is running a mobile shop in a big purple van. The Good Shop is an attempt to disrupt the fleet of mobile shops that cruise low-income areas selling overpriced goods and offering loans at extortionate rates of interest. People with disabilities or a lack of transport are commonly targeted by Read more

Progress stalled in reducing inequality Comments 0

Thursday, February 14th, 2019
inequality

The Salvation Army has criticised the ‘wellbeing-focused Government’ for not doing enough to lift the most vulnerable New Zealanders out of poverty. This year’s report, Are you well? Are we safe? takes a wellbeing approach to social progress as a nation. The report shows a lack of tangible progress in key areas. “We cannot blame Government Read more

One in five Kiwis can’t afford Christmas this year Comments 0

Monday, November 19th, 2018

A new survey has found that more than in five Kiwis can’t afford to celebrate Christmas this year. The survey, commissioned by the Salvation Army, found when asked to disagree or agree with the statement “I can’t afford to celebrate the festive season”, 23 per cent of respondents agreed. Read more Related Posts:Christmas, bah humbug! Read more

Salvation Army says Canberra should expel diplomats with slaves Comments 0

Monday, August 6th, 2018

The Salvation Army wants the Australian government to expel foreign diplomats implicated in cases of slavery in Canberra. This week the Australian Senate committee will hear evidence from industry and human rights bodies about the government’s draft Modern Slavery Bill. Despite media reports on the issue over the past year, the draft bill does not Read more